Okay, catching up now!!
Firstly.. the OOC thread http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=179702.0
and then http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=179703.0
approvd character thread. Everyone who has posted CS's so far, go ahead and repost them there.
Is it perhaps a better idea for the Alchemist to be of Gerudo ancestry? She sure looks the part already, and they're known for witchcraft-y things and that would fit better into the Zelda universe. It would also explain why she starts out on the side trying to resurrect Ganon.
Part of the fun for me in this story is the whole 'stranger in a very very
strange land. I'd like you to trust me in this regard, please. She isn't the one who is going to be trying to ressurect Ganon.. but she will be seen as an instrument in this.
Hyrule Castle could be enjoying a decade-or-so of peace and at the start of the story, receive word or some kind of omen that some bad stuff is going down. That's when the guards and Link get their call to action. Since the bad guys seem to have more freedom of mobility, one of them could pull a Ghirahim act, showing up out of nowhere and then vanishing quickly after delivering taunts and grim tidings.
There will be forewarnings, but not exactly in something so plain. I actually forsee this cult as being more of the operatives in the shadows, since part of their ressurection process is the murder of the citizens of Hyrule.
Something crossed my mind. Is it safe to assume Zelda becomes aware of the brewing situation through prophetic dreams? I know it's been alluded to from time to time that she learns things in this way. Perhaps that is why she puts the guards into action?
I had given thought to this also. My thought was that.. after my first post, maybe you could use pieces of it for your own premonition dreams. Same with Link. Or at least Zelda and Link's interpretations of things they see, ya know?
okay i think that's it... so yeah, we get one or two more female characters, and I'm gonna make my first post.